Future Of Slots In Anne Arundel To Be Decided Tonight | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Future Of Slots In Anne Arundel To Be Decided Tonight

Play associated audio

By David Schultz

After numerous delays and postponements, the Council is scheduled to cast a final vote tonight. They'll decide whether or not to allow a slot machine parlor at Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover.

With slot machines expected to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, some state legislators believe the financial futures of both Anne Arundel County and the state of Maryland may rest on tonight's vote. Joining in on that vote will be the Council's newest member, Charles Ferrar, the owner of a liquor store in Annapolis.

Ferrar will fill a vacant seat on the seven-member council, which he won Thursday night after being selected by the remaining six council members. Ferrar was not available to comment on this story yesterday, but the Baltimore Sun reports he does support the Arundel Mills proposal.

He'll be sworn in tonight, a few hours before the big vote.

NPR

Speed Dating For Seniors Who Aren't Interested In Slowing Down

A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. "Speed dating for seniors" may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.
NPR

Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima

Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.
NPR

'Zionist Union' Party Creates A Stir In Israeli Elections

The opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party in the Israeli elections calls itself the "Zionist Union" as it looks to claim the country's middle-ground voters.
NPR

'Respect The Robot': Giant Robots Oversee Traffic In Kinshasa

Two giant robots have directed traffic in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2013. This week three others joined them.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.